Sports Council


Aim:
The aim of the Sports Council is to provide guidance and support in relation to sporting activities at the school, in alignment with the school vision of “Inspire, Empower, Challenge, Dream” We encourage fair play, and sportsmanship, and expect our students to adhere to the sports code of conduct.

Contact:
sport@otagogirls.school.nz

The 2019 Otago Girls' High School Sports Council membership:

Phil Marsh (Chair)
Duncan Trickey (Deputy Chair)
Linda Miller (Principal)
Chris Richards (Assistant Principal)
Colleen Hokianga (Sports Coordinator)
Tracy Ward
Jock Murley
Tony Gomez
Matt Bixley
Tessa Buschl (Sports Prefect)
Sophie Wilson (Sports Prefect)
Ella Steel (Year 13)
Dana Ballantyne (Year 12)
Ella Gomez (Year 11)
Kaitlyn Marsh (Year 10)
Harriet Thompson (Year 9)

What we do:

Financial Support: 
The Sports Council fundraise to support a scheme that provides high performance grants to some of the school’s top level sports people. The aim of the grants is to financially support students who are competing in high level competitions at Regional, National, or International level. The high-performance grants are decided twice a year; in the middle of Term 2 and the end of Term 3, but out of cycle applications may be considered. The Council is able to offer assistance with the cost of funding sporting trips. All the grants that are offered are considered on a case by case basis by the grant committee. The application form for this process is included as Appendix 1.

Harness parental involvement:
Many of the parents and teachers involved with the Sports Council have links to sporting bodies or organisations. They bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the school to support all sporting endeavours, and encourage other parents to participate.

Provide Coaching Support:
The Sports Council provides support for coaches to attend seminars and workshops, and develop coaches by assisting them to attain qualifications.

Purchase miscellaneous items for sports codes:
Fees are set for each sport, and two dollars from each sports fee goes to the Sports Council. This money is used for the purchase of miscellaneous sports items where needed.

Fundraising: 
Each year the Sports Council conducts fundraising to support the grants scheme. We seek help from parents, families, and businesses to raise money to assist our students. If you wish to assist or have ideas for support, please contact the Sports Council.

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Coaches Handbook
0.27mb PDF file

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Sports Policy Booklet
0.21mb PDF file